The banking giant becomes the first in the UK to block transactions after the digital currency's dramatic fall in value since December.Read the full story ›
A Turkish footballer claims he is the first to be successfully bought - using Bitcoin.Read the full story ›
An Australian entrepreneur has publicly identified himself as the inventor of the digital currency Bitcoin.Read the full story ›
A villa on the Indonesian island of Bali has become the largest bitcoin purchase ever recorded.
Despite the currency not being regulated or accepted as legal tender, it was used to purchase the two bedroom holiday home by an anonymous buyer from Texas.
It is reported to have sold for just under 1,000 bitcoin, around $600,000.
Since its launch in January 2009, the digital currency that requires no centralised body to handle transactions has become popular with those who have doubts about using the traditional banking system.
The man Newsweek claims is the founder of Bitcoin has denied he had anything to do with the digital currency.Read the full story ›
Tokyo-based exchange Mt. Gox, the best-known operator of a bitcoin digital marketplace, has filed for bankruptcy, according to reports from the Japanese media.
The exchange's website went down on Tuesday, raising doubts about the future of the virtual currency, which is not backed by a government or central bank.
Two American men, who operated Bitcoin exchange businesses, have been charged with attempting to sell $1 million in the digital currency to users of the underground black market website Silk Road.
The Silk Road website, which was shut down by the FBI in September, allowed users to trade in illegal drugs and illegal goods online.
The US Attorney's office in Manhattan said that authorities arrested Charlie Shrem, chief executive officer of the exchange BitInstant.com, on Sunday and Robert Faiella, who ran an underground Bitcoin exchange called BTCKing, on Monday.
The two were charged with conspiring to commit money laundering and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business.
European banking regulators have warned consumers against hacking and other risks associated with online currencies like Bitcoin. Its price has shot up this year fuelled by interest from speculators, but there is no protection or compensation for people who use them.
Our Economics Editor Richard Edgar reports:
An IT worker is hunting for a digital fortune he mistakenly threw out with the rubbish when it was a worthless virtual currency.Read the full story ›
We've all heard of the phrase where there's muck there's brass...
One man's certainly hoping that's true after mistakenly throwing away a computer hard drive with information on it that's worth more than £4 million.